SITKA, ALASKA The four-thousand members of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska will be going to the polls on Tuesday (11-11-08) to elect a new tribal council.
The federally-recognized tribal government for Sitka manages a wide variety of social services for its citizens, including a tribal court. The STA’s annual budget is about $7-million dollars.
This year six candidates are running for four open seats on the nine-member council, and two candidates are running for chairman.
KCAW has extended an invitation to each candidate to share his or her views about the work of the council. While travel schedules did not allow full participation, we did connect with several candidates.
KCAW’s Robert Woolsey has profiles of Mike Baines, Dennis Demmert, and George Paul. (With help from Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock.)
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